Saturday, October 16, 2010


So I've been searching Craigslist for a new project- something that sorely needs a makeover, but also something uber cheap, cause I have not sold much in the last month.  I wanted something in which to display more of those boxes and boxes of my grandmothers china in.  I found this baby last weekend, drove an hour to pick 'er up, and started right in.  

Of course, before I took before pictures.  I always forget before pictures in my excitement to dig in!

Previous projects I've worked on as the urge struck me.  Most times I'm so driven to see my vision materialize that I spend a lot of time on it and forget to keep track.  I also decided, upon seeing just how much room she takes up in my garage, that she is WAY too big for the Dining room, so just like *that* she's a resale project.   Apparently I can see a 'distance' to a fence on horseback, but eyeballing a furniture item and figuring just how much room I have in a room?  Not so much.

Base before-ish [I sanded before remembering to take pictures]

Top, true 'before'

During, a coat of primer and a coat of red applied:

A coat of black, or two

Dry brushing on some more red

Ok so where was I?  Oh yes, I am at day 3 of dry brushing on red... Thursday it had too much red showing, yesterday not enough.  My goal is to be done with it Sunday.

This is only the second thing I've done black, and I was sold on the idea from the minute I saw it... and now am wavering.  What do you think?  Would it have been better to go Antique white on it?

1 comment:

Zinnia said...

I love it black. Of course, I also loved it in its red incarnation. Great job!